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Jewish Students in Illinois Allege 'Anti-Semitic Harassment'

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By    |   Friday, 23 October 2020 02:15 PM

Jewish students who attend the University of Illinois have claimed they were the targets of "anti-Semitic harassment" at the school.

The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of the formal complaint the students filed with the Department of Education. The document was submitted seven months ago but was made public on Friday.

In the filing, the students of Jewish faith said they have experienced "an unrelenting campaign of anti-Semitic harassment" on campus.

The complaint cited the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which made it illegal to discriminate at institutions that receive federal funds. It accused officials at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign of covering up the harassment, which has included swastikas being painted on campus, Jewish ritual items being destroyed, and bricks being thrown through the windows at Jewish fraternity houses, among other charges.

"Despite repeatedly being placed on notice of the developing hostile environment on UIUC's campus, the UIUC administration has failed to take the measures necessary to provide Jewish and pro-Israel students with a discrimination-free academic setting," a statement from the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law reads. The center is working on the case, according to the Beacon.

Students who are Jewish and who support Israel "are peppered with swastikas by white supremacists on the extreme right while being labeled white supremacists by the extreme left," a summary of the complaint reads.

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Jewish students who attend the University of Illinois have claimed they were the targets of "anti-Semitic harassment" at the school. The Washington Free Beacon obtained a copy of the formal complaint the students filed with the Department of Education. The document was...
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